Archive for the 'finance' Category

In his mid-30s, Ray Zinn was given a tough piece of advice by his boss - he wasn't cut out for a big company so he should go figure out what else he could do. Ray left with no idea what came next. He went on to become an inventor, entrepreneur, investor, angel, bestselling author, philanthropist and the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. His insights are golden and his legacy will be a tough act to follow.

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New ideas constantly cross our desk but it's up to us to understand when to pull the trigger on the match between passion and ability. Steve Sadove is the former Chairman/CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue and Chair of the National Retail Federation. Steve led brands and retailers through a period of total transformation as consumer knowledge and habits changed very fundamentally. Steve serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards including Colgate Palmolive, Aramark, Movado and Americares. Listen to how Steve made some radical pivots throughout his career to further his own learning, skills and leadership, realizing the importance of people and mentorship along the way in this episode 40.

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Lea Carpenter is a writer entrepreneur - she wrote Eleven Days, Red White & Blue and the screenplay for the Mark Wahlberg film, Mile 22. She recently interviewed Lisa Taddeo about her bestselling book Three Women for Time magazine. Now she's working on her first TV show. Lea gets real about writing and shares her dos and donts. Learn more about Lea Carpenter. Subscribe to The IdeaMix Life Hustle podcast and stay tuned for our weekly episodes. 

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How do small businesses get the help they know they need? Jane Veron recognized the importance of small businesses in thriving local communities and how strapped for resources and time entrepreneurs are. She also knew family caregivers needed flexibility while doing meaningful work that allowed to use their education and training. Jane founded The Acceleration Project (TAP)(@theaccelerationproject) to bring experienced professionals to small businesses to help them grow and increase profitability. TAP's successful model is now scaling into more and more local communities, helping both professional women and local businesses. Learn more about TAP. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Life Hustle podcast and stay tuned for our weekly episodes. 

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A mother of 5, Alison Cayne decided to go back to New York University to figure out a career that would combine her interests in food, cooking, the environment and sustainability. She crystallized her entrepreneurship in Haven's Kitchen - a cooking school, café, event venue, creative agency, and social hub with a single goal: empowering people through innovative food experiences. Having established Haven's Kitchen as a NY City institution, Alison recently pivoted into the consumer products world by starting a line of sauces sold at Whole Foods and other leading grocery stores around the country. Learn more about Haven's Kitchen here. Listen to Alison's universal lessons in this great podcast episode 30.

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After 20 years as a top trial lawyer advocating for others, Heather Hansen (@imheatherhansen) decided she wanted to teach people how to advocate for themselves. She began exploring a move to a different City and a professional life in the media with TV and radio appearances. Her experimentation has led her to a portfolio career as a writer, public speaker, consultant and podcast host. We love her pivot onto a career path of passion, purpose and meaning leveraging the best of her skills as a lawyer. Learn more about Heather here. Listen to the essential lessons from Heather's experience in this episode 29. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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Kiane von Mueffling (@kianevonm) realized finance and consulting weren't providing her the creative outlet she needed. After becoming a @soulcycle instructor, Kiane made a pivot to start Sold Out NYC (@soldout.nyc), a collection of limited edition must have clothing and accessories for women. @karliekloss, @cturlington, @alessandraambrosio, @brookeshields, @kellyripa and @shakira are fans among others, and @evachen212 featured Sold Out NYC in @shop on Instagram. Kiane's collaborated with @therealdvf and @stateofescape - needless to say - both collections sold out. Listen to the essential lessons Kiane articulates in this fabulous podcast episode 27. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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Personal finance should be a high school requirement but until then at least embed this in your brain: Savings + Compounding = Life Flexibility. Develop a habit of saving some amount - whatever amount is doable - every month. You never know - entrepreneurship, fun indulgence or adversity might be in your future and savings will give you a runway for all of those possibilities. Financial advisor Barry Carron joins us to talk about how every one of us can learn and implement the savings habit. Subscribe to The IdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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Consumers need to see themselves in the brands they buy. Aisha Kolo was an avid fan of consumer brands while she built a successful finance career. After moving lock, stock and family back to the US from Nigeria, Aisha wanted a mission driven cosmetics brand that represented cool, ambitious, working women who wanted to look the way they felt inside and advocated for the rights of girls and women. Cue @bossylipstick - a line of cruelty free, high performance lipwear. We love the story of this finance gal taking the plunge and launching our new fave lipwear brand. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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As stress and anxiety levels are on the increase, we're all reaching for mindfulness not just for greater work life balance, but to increase our productivity and thrive in our work and personal lives. Gautam Deviah joins us to explain why each of us has to craft our own Wellbeing Canvas (www.wellbeingcanvas.com) and why large companies are realizing that the skills needed for employees to thrive in today's business world require a focus on wellbeing and mindfulness. Special meditation treat in this episode 24. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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